owain86 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Alex Mason
Dom Whillans - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Adam and Neil
Super, sustained pitch.
NeilGriffiths - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Chriss, Dom, Adam
First pitch was mine and what a stormer it is. Committing moves almost from the start. followed by a layback with gear if you are tall. This one keeps coming at you, great climbing all the way. Top pitch as always a 'boulder problem in the sky'
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Dom Stockton
As two pitches. Led P1 this time, super chuffed, what a climb. More enjoyable as every move unfolds! Messed up the hand traverse on P3 again on a 2nd though, and finished up the arete after swinging out instead. Failure variation:-)
Sardien - AltLd - 07/Jun/13 with Helena Robinson
Dougie lead the first 5b pitch and I led the second. Top quality.
shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low
First pitch- Brilliant route on immaculate rock
dswansonlow - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Darren McMaster
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13
Hidden - 2013
centurion05 - 2013
Did in 3 pitches. Led hand traverse pitch, fantastic slap around arete! Found slab pretty tricky, but lovely moves.
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Jack S
Another gorgeous day in Wales. Loved this route. Lead P2 and P3. Didn't realise that P2 included a 5b move! Very nearly peeled off. Selected climbs in n wales said it was 4b - misleading but happy that I did it.
DaveMo - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Jan
Thought the move on the traverse was harder than either Demetrius or Left Wall Direct!
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with pit bull rich
dan ely - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with tony (army)
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
peterbeaumont - 2012
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11
Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/11
Led "first" pitch (the long slab pitch)
GarethHall - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/11 with Patrick Goodwin
wynaptomos - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/11
Lead the 5b traverse and slapping for the jug at the end was amazing! Still buzzing from it. Good sustained previous pitch too
chriscarroll - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Mikey
lead first pitch this time, absolute stunner, pulling around the roof is ace and the upper slab is beaut! 3* pitch in its own right, and then 2nd pitch is the icing.
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Chris Carroll
lowered off lead on pitch 3 at crux but seconded clean
sian88 - AltLd - 27/Jul/11
Amazing route, brilliant! Ran it into two pitches, you can get back to the floor on 60s.
Adam Long - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Ben Bransby
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Calum
Did in 3 pitches, led 1st and last, brilliant route.
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Pete S
started at the ledge and led all the picthes. such a amazing climb on awesome rock, dare i say better than grit?!?! the long picth was really cool and sustained but with good gear where you need it, crux i thought was getting the first layback crack off the smears. the hand traverse picth was also really cool, climbed up the flakes above the belay for abit more fun, the crux is short lived, then ran it in one picth to the top. descended by jammed boulder gully, packed trainers and it was ok, 2 abseils after downclimbing abit of a damp gully, one abseil being pretty cool.
al123 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with alex
Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/11
Ran into two pitches. I led the top one (guidebook pitches 3 and 4). Found the traverse straightforward, but seconding the lower main pitch quite tough - wasn't ready for the sustained smearing. Felt quite hard for E1.
There is an ab point at the top of the route, and if there is no-one on ten degrees north or the top pitch of plexus it is worth knowing that you can reach the ledge near the bottom from here on 60m ropes, then down-climb the first few metres of the routes.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Neil Furniss
Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with neil mackie
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Jul/11
zero six - Lead O/S - Jul/11
lead the 2nd pitch. quite hard for 5b.
willoates - AltLd - 02/Jun/11
Led long pitch 2. Third pitch is hard for 5b!
brockers - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with Andy Stotesbury
Luke led the two 5b pitches. I found the last bit of the traverse on pitch 4 pretty difficult.
Chris M Thomas - AltLd - 01/May/11 with Luke
Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Gareth E
The little rockfax book I had said the second (traverse) pitch was 4b... the lengths were more accurate than those in the Ground Up book though. Nice route.
ian d f - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Mark
markfromstoke - 2nd - 20/Apr/11 with Ian
First and third. Good route.
conorcussell - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11
Rory Shaw - 2011
David Smith - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
mwatson - 2011
Dan Mckinlay - 2011
The slabby pitch was great, never desperate but tricky enough and with some committing moves, though the gear is pretty good. The traverse, which Tom led, has a hard section which is ok if you get the feet right. I was quite conscious that for some reason Tom hadn't put any gear in straight after the traverse! Led P2 (the slabby pitch) and P5 (only a scramble after the mantleshelf just above the belay). Had a horrible time descending a disgusting gully. It seemed to match the guide book description of a stone chute about 150 metres W of the top out. However the 'easy 40m abseil' referred to in the guide book was nowhere to be found. Did a 30m ab off an in situ sling (very Alpine) to get over a steep, slimey section that had a stream running down it. From there scrambled down to the base of the crag. Without a doubt the most unpleasant descent I've done in the UK. Not sure if it was HS (horribly slimey) or VS (very slimey). Perhaps HVS? Descending Jammed Boulder Gully is probably equally unappealing, so I'd recommend taking your trainers and walking off round the side past Craig y Rhaeadr.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Tom
beci tointen - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with my uncle carl
Guy Wilson - Lead - 22/Jun/10 with Paulo
pabbage - 22/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/10
Led 2nd pitch which was tough and long and 4th which was easier than looked. Cracking climb though.
mikelawrence aka jonnienomates - AltLd - 22/Jun/10 with Colin
david morse - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with lole
Ed Feldman - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Rich Lines
irish paul - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Sarah Joyce
mr mills - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Gareth
Richard G Wilkinson - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Anthony Allsopp
Anthony Allsopp - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Richard Wilkinson
p1, 2 and 4. tom fell off the end of the traverse a couple of times, but got it in the end
simon kimber - AltLd - 28/Apr/10 with Tom Pearson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/10
traverse was easier than expected
caradoc - AltLd - 24/Apr/10 with nick yapp
Hidden - 2010
keith leonard - 2010
soph - 2010
offroute - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09 with merlin gallery
2nd pitch, exciting moves. wish i'd got to do the 1st too!
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Ben Alsford
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/09
Soloed P1, Led P3 & 5. What a totally awesome route on some fantastic rock. The traverse on pitch 4 is pretty tough though!
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Graeme
Hidden - AltLd - May/09
reg_measures - AltLd - 2009 with neil thomas
Seymore Butt - 2009
Hidden - Lead - 2009
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08
Hjort - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/08 with William Malcolm
Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08 with toby vye
the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/08 with carlene hill
Carly - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Richard
Nicos - Lead O/S - 29/May/08 with frazer
Led the 5b (p3) traverse pitch but wish i'd got the harder and better first 5b pitch - just incredible rock to climb on...
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 19/May/08 with Caine
Lead pitches 1 and 2
drewish - AltLd O/S - 10/May/08 with SteveE9
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/08
The crux pitch was mine. F*ckin awesome!!!
@ndyM@rsh@ll - AltLd O/S - 09/May/08 with James Marjot
amazing must-do route!
viking - AltLd O/S - May/08 with wilbur
Matt Vigg - 2008
Hidden - 2008
Al Evans - 2008
barni - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Liam fleming
Hidden - AltLd - 2008
Hidden - 2008
Nice, can be done in two long pitches if canny with rope work. Scramble to the first ledge. Abb off on one with 60m
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Andy Sharpe
I found this very hard and backed off the third pitch with the traverse.
Dave Westby - 2nd dnf - 27/Aug/07 with Liam Gascon
gregoritos - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with John Bull
maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 26/May/07 with dan gibson
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 24/May/07 with simon chevis
Hidden - Lead - Apr/07
Rob Kennard - 2007
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/06
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/06
Adam Booth - AltLd dog - 27/Aug/06 with Ed Booth
Had a go at pitch 4,the 5b traverse,had to back off it,just couldn't comment to the hidden hold around the arete but had no problem when I seconded it,needed bigger balls that day :)
ritchierich - AltLd rpt - 10/Aug/06 with Phil Taggart
Coel Hellier - AltLd - 17/Jul/06 with Pat
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06
Stig - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/06
Hidden - Jun/06
Ian McNeill - 2006
Hidden - 2006
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Rob Greenwood
Me 1st and 2nd pitch, Jim 3rd and 4th pitch
Mark A Humphries - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/05 with Jim
we led in 2 long pitches, I got the first. Can't really remember much except that it was good.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/05 with Jim
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05
a_radiohead_fan - 2005
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/04
Slipped cos I wasn't paying attention !
Mark Riley - Lead dog - Sep/03 with Stuart Greenall
Fell off the top of the slab, not paying enough attention.
Mark Riley - AltLd dog - Aug/03 with Stuart Greenall
The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with Dave
James B - 28/Jun/03 with Phil
Hidden - AltLd - 2003
Paul Boardman - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/02 with Iain Boardman
Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 2002
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/01
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/00
Roget - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/99
Good route and agood lead from mr Swan!!
wadey1973 - AltLd - 02/May/99 with Alan Swan
mux - AltLd - 1999
Led 1st, 3rd and 4th pitches. Very good route although Superdirect better. Amazingly Human Fly Martin H (oo! that's another climb I did with cowbells in 1971 upgraded from HVS to E2) fell off traverse on pitch 4: a basic climbing wall traverse problem! Trad climbers eh?
Scott McRae - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/97 with Martin Hore
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/96
Andy Say - Lead - 02/Jul/95
AlanLittle - Lead - Jul/95 with Al Metelko
mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/94 with Steven Delderfield
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/92
I got the steep pitch which is not really my style of climbing. The slab pitch is superb. Tried it earlier in the year (April) with Colin Maddison but the rock was too greasy!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Jul/92 with John Hynes
Tom V - AltLd - 20/Jun/92 with Glenn Watson
ste_d - AltLd O/S - 16/May/92 with mik
Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 1992
WB - AltLd O/S - 1992
mark-abz - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/90 with Pete T
ChrisJD - Lead - 14/Jul/90
whispering nic - May/90 with Graham Iles
surfbish - Lead O/S - May/90
led 2nd and 4th pitches
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/88 with brian jones
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/88
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 14/May/88
andy gittins - 1988
GuyM - 1985
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1984 with Phillippa Mathews
Another exceptionally fine route, with a sensational traverse pitch.
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/83 with Robert Barton
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 03/Jul/83 with Charlie Leverton
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 13/Jul/82 with Dave Abbey
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/82
Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/80
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1980 with Mike Wright
Hidden - Lead - 1980
Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/79
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/79
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 30/Jul/77 with Mike Butler, Jim Worthington
Mike Owen - 19/Jun/77 with John Roberts
ian caton - Lead - 1977
RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/76 with Dave Langmead
steve691 - 1976
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 27/Jul/75 with Dave Humphries
Bolt Phobia - 2nd - 26/Apr/75 with Dave Williams
petemeads - AltLd - 1975
granitbahn - AltLd - 1975